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    What do you think about studying Computer Sciences and having Job as an engineer in computer sciences (Software)? Did this domain required in your country ? What about salaries of software engineer in your country ?
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    (Original post by Mr.Sdiri)
    What do you think about studying Computer Sciences and having Job as an engineer in computer sciences (Software)? Did this domain required in your country ? What about salaries of software engineer in your country ?
    Not every Software Engineering job requires you to have a degree in Computer Science but it helps. It's also important to have some experience in industry too, many people graduate without experience and find it hard to get a job in IT.

    The average salary for a Software Engineer is around £37,469 in the UK, of course you'd earn a lot more at senior positions or if you work in London
    https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries...RCH_KO0,17.htm
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    Not every Software Engineering job requires you to have a degree in Computer Science but it helps. It's also important to have some experience in industry too, many people graduate without experience and find it hard to get a job in IT.

    The average salary for a Software Engineer is around £37,469 in the UK, of course you'd earn a lot more at senior positions or if you work in London
    https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries...RCH_KO0,17.htm
    Really? You struggle to get jobs without experience? Aren't there graduate software developer roles or something?
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    Really? You struggle to get jobs without experience? Aren't there graduate software developer roles or something?
    Experience is very important these days.

    Of course there are graduate software developer roles, but think of the competition. Everyone who applies will have a degree (2:1 vs a 1st is irrelevant since 2:1 is the minimum), if you go in with no working experience and there's other candidates there with at least a year in industry (placement year perhaps), you're going to lose out.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Experience is very important these days.

    Of course there are graduate software developer roles, but think of the competition. Everyone who applies will have a degree (2:1 vs a 1st is irrelevant since 2:1 is the minimum), if you go in with no working experience and there's other candidates there with at least a year in industry (placement year perhaps), you're going to lose out.
    Fair enough about having the competitive edge, but software engineering isn't like some other fields, there's a shortage I think, that's partly why there's high pay. Unless it's a big company like Google or Microsoft then yeah experience will definitely make you more attractive to employers. Still good advice though, experience is 100% useful.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Not every Software Engineering job requires you to have a degree in Computer Science but it helps. It's also important to have some experience in industry too, many people graduate without experience and find it hard to get a job in IT.

    The average salary for a Software Engineer is around £37,469 in the UK, of course you'd earn a lot more at senior positions or if you work in London
    https://www.glassdoor.co.uk/Salaries...RCH_KO0,17.htm
    thanx
 
 
 
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